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id·e·o·gram

 (ĭd′ē-ə-grăm′, ī′dē-)
n.
1. A character or symbol representing an idea or a thing without expressing the pronunciation of a particular word or words for it, as in the traffic sign commonly used for "no parking" or "parking prohibited." Also called ideograph.
2. See logogram.
3. A graphic symbol, such as &, $, or @.

id′e·o·gram·mat′ic (-grə-măt′ĭk) adj.
id′e·o·gram·mat′i·cal·ly adv.
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ideogram

(ˈɪdɪəʊˌɡræm) or

ideograph

n
1. (Linguistics) a sign or symbol, used in such writing systems as those of China or Japan, that directly represents a concept, idea, or thing rather than a word or set of words for it
2. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) any graphic sign or symbol, such as %, @, &, etc
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id•e•o•gram

(ˈɪd i əˌgræm, ˈaɪ di-)

n.
1. a written symbol that represents an idea or object directly rather than a particular word or speech sound.
[1830–40]
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ideogram

A pictorial system used in a writing system to represent an entity or an idea. Ideograms are also called ideographs.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ideogram - a graphic character that indicates the meaning of a thing without indicating the sounds used to say it; "Chinese characters are ideograms"
grapheme, graphic symbol, character - a written symbol that is used to represent speech; "the Greek alphabet has 24 characters"
logogram, logograph - a single written symbol that represents an entire word or phrase without indicating its pronunciation; "7 is a logogram that is pronounced `seven' in English and `nanatsu' in Japanese"
radical - a character conveying the lexical meaning of a logogram
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Translations
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ideogram

[ˈɪdɪəgræm] Nideograma m
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ideogram

[ˈɪdiəgræm] n
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ideogram

, ideograph
nIdeogramm nt
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ideogram

[ˈɪdɪəʊˌgræm] ideograph [ˌɪdɪˈɒgrəf] nideogramma m
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References in periodicals archive ?
But, observing as he did a strict separation of the genres and artistic forms, Jakobson has nothing to say about the graphemic--almost ideogrammatic--metonymies that operate, not only semantically or visually, as Jakobson suggests, but also ideogrammatically within writing itself, thus furthering the process whereby the larger metonymic connections (many of them also absorbing metaphoric elements into the narrative) are laid out.
But since the form of something within the picture will diverge from what it would be outside the picture, there is every reason to use colors ideogrammatically and enhancingly as well.